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Book Review 001: The Seagull by Ann Cleeves – Vera Stanhope Investigates

The Seagull by Ann CleevesMy rating: 3 of 5 stars My first Ann Cleeves  book. I don’t read many books anyway. More an audible listener but even then mostly non-fiction. I came to this because I am in a newish … Continue reading

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Nicholaston House Day 3

Well actually it’s mostly a trip to London! Our first cooked breakfast as we were largely on our first day off. I will have to stay away from these if that weights going to come off but the odd one … Continue reading

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Nicholaston House Day 2

We had a lovely walk last night down from the house past the farm onto the beach at one end of Oxwich Bay. Watched the sun set as we strolled back across the cliffs with a wander over to Three … Continue reading

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Nicholaston House Day 1

Well we have arrived and had our first day. Actually we arrived last night at 5 just in time for a chapel time with the managers Owen and Anne Marvelly and some staff and volunteers. The message brought by David … Continue reading

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Day 35 – Home again

After the seaweed bath we drove on to Rosslare and the ferry, but first stopped at the ‘Last pub in Ireland’ to have some supper and one last Guinness. At the ferry terminal we were told to queue in line … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Tides Cafe in Ballyheigue

Well I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since I put anything on the blog!! Last weekend went in a blur – we met the men from Kings at Shannon airport at 10pm and had a quick cup of … Continue reading

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2014 The Year of Art

I have always wanted to paint more fine art and this year I got going. First via a week away at at Nicholaston House on a painting retreat and then by going out monthly with a dear friend to paint … Continue reading

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Stroll over the Malverns

On a journey from Nottingham to Bristol Josh and I stopped over at the Malvern Hills for a walk. The weather was crisp and clear. Because the Malverns stand out over surrounding land for miles the view can be fab. … Continue reading

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New Years Day Walk

The McQueen family ventured out on our traditional New Years Day walk in the New Forest with others from our housegroup. Dave C took us to Acres Down. Lovely views, lovely weather. Afterwards we had to readjust as The New … Continue reading

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D-Day Baby is 65

Had a great time at a family gathering in Cambridgeshire. it was my cousin Christine’s husband’s 65th Birthday. Mick was 65 last Saturday. born on D-Day he celebrated in with a do at Slepe Hall in St Ives followed by … Continue reading

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